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3 - A three-person panel discussed the MRL challenges, changes and government actions during CAAR’s 2022 conference. This article provides an overview of the discussion between stakeholders Gord Kurbis of the Canada Grain Council, Teri Stewart of CropLife Canada, and ADM Manon Bombardier of the PMRA.

5 - The number of suggestions from HR guru Derek Rolstone of Stone HR Strategies, on how your agri-retail company can ensure employee retention coming out of the pandemic.

11 - The number of Canadians dying every day by suicide. The Honourable Mike Lake MP provides his views on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed within the farm sectors and agri-retail workplace.

23 - The pesticide and fertilizer jug size (23L) that the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba state that agri-retailers must now collect after customer use for proper disposal by Cleanfarms.

42 - A percentage of ag businesses that have reported normal sales—a peek inside the disruptive presence of Covid-19 on the Canadian economy.

384 - This is the percentage increase NH3 fertilizer saw over a 15-month span. Josh Linville of StoneX Financial provides a detailed analysis of the global factors that drove the price of nitrogen fertilizers through the proverbial roof

30,000,000 - This number reflects tonnage of Canadian crop production lost in 2021 over the previous year due to drought, heavy rains, etc. For the western economy, this resulted in a loss of ~$11.5-billion.

 

2022 Crop Market Outlook

LeftField Commodity Research founder provides an overview of the 2022 Canadian crop market as a thank-you to joining CAAR as a Perk$ Partner.

The Fertilizer Market – What Happened and Where It Is Going

An examination of the fertilizer market provided by Josh Linville of StoneX Financial looking at the global markets, political intrigue, weather, and, yes, Covid.

We Need to Talk About Mental Wellness

A frank discussion by the Honourable Mike Lake MP on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed and not ignored.

The A, R and E of Employee Retention

The good, the bad and the ugly—how COVID-19 has affected the way we run our businesses.

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The April 2021 issue of The CAAR Communicator magazine is now available in print, online and PDF flipbook format.

Read about the evolution of CAAR and changes coming this year, the impact of global trends, building customer relationships, engaging your employees and more!

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Since 2011, as a result of Fertilizer Canada’s engagement with the federal and provincial governments, anhydrous ammonia carriers transporting anhydrous ammonia or UAN fertilizer have been able to operate under an ‘Hours of Service’ exemption from Transport Canada.

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CAAR has received official certification from Transport Canada and is now recognized as an official training organization. Online training courses offered by CAAR will also be updated to that reflect the CSA's recent changes. 

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Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development have revised the Winter Application Restrictions, allowing agriculture nutrients to start being applied as of today, March 23rd, 2021.

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Don’t forget your CAAR Conference registration provides you even more value by giving you the opportunity to rewatch all 23 speaker sessions, download the contacts you made during the event and earn up to 9.5 CCA credits until Friday, March 5.

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CAAR has exclusive training programs to specifically meet the needs of the ag retailer and with spring quickly approaching, now is a great time to renew your certifications that can all be completed online from the comfort of your office or home. 

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Spring is around the corner and every farmer and agronomists’ favourite resource is here just in time for the growing season – Alberta’s 2021 Crop Protection Guide, otherwise known as The Blue Book. 

With nearly 6,000 copies of The Blue Book sold by advanced orders, demand is high but the commissions are ready to deliver on all orders.